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Bryce & Zion Family Walking & Hiking Tour – Teens & Kids

Utah National Parks Adventure – Emerald Pools to the Queen's Garden

From $2,699 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$660 for sgl. occ.)
Plus 6.35% Utah state sales tax.

One second the geology is like a city skyline, the next it's another planet. Sometime it seems it's all a mirage. The colors, the plant life, the birds and animals, you're forever wondering how they all got here. It's a place that gets along pretty well without people. And as you walk, you'll be glad about that.

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Utah

Start/End St. George

Zion Bryce Utah Map

Highlights

  • Marvel at weeping rocks and hanging gardens in a strange new landscape
  • Learn about the area's geologic evolution as you hike amid Bryce's hoodoos and spires in a breathtaking array of colors
  • Climb and rappel with canyoneering experts for the thrill of a lifetime (Just for kids)
  • Ascend to new heights as you hit your stride on the way to impressive panoramic viewpoints
Utah

Start/End St. George

Zion Bryce Utah Map

Itinerary

Day 1 Get your first taste of Zion National Park's grandeur on a picturesque hike to the Emerald Pools through cottonwood, box elder and Gambel oak trees | Behold the stunning views of towering rock formations, once sand dunes in one of the largest deserts on Earth | Discover the area's geologic history as you explore Zion Canyon |  At day's end, a dip in the hotel pool may be just the ticket!

Day 2 Experienced canyoneering instructors show kids the ropes while adults wind their way through cool Refrigerator Canyon and up Walter's Wiggles to Scout Lookout, with views of massive cliffs and an impressive abyss | Take in the panorama of Zion Canyon before descending back to the valley floor | Take in the nightly star show from one of the few places left in the country to see naturally dark skies!

Day 3 Choose your adventure! | Explore one of Zion's many trails | Beat the heat and get wet on a spectacular trek that follows the inner gorge of the Virgin River | Opt for different canyon views on a hike to Observation Point | Or maybe a short morning stroll along the Pa'rus Trail sounds appealing | In the afternoon, wander through charming Springdale or lounge poolside at the hotel.

Days 4-6 The Fairyland Loop drops you into a seldom-visited section of Bryce Canyon National Park | Feeling young? You will next to bristlecone pines, some of the oldest living organisms on Earth | Kids step back in time with local cowpokes to explore the canyon rim on mule | Discover the otherworldly wonderland of Queen's Garden, where you'll find the world's highest concentration of hoodoos | Grab your camera and a seat on the canyon rim to watch the sun set or rise over Bryce | A scenic drive brings you to some of Bryce's far-flung destinations, like Rainbow Point | Scramble up the red petrified sand dunes at Snow Canyon State Park.

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group of 16 or more. If your party has fewer than 16 guests, or your preferred date is not available, call or email us and we'll work together to find a trip just for you.

2019 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $2,699 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,199 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $4,399 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,699 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $6,999 pp dbl occ

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Prices

From $2,699 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$660 for sgl. occ.)
Plus 6.35% Utah state sales tax.

Traveling with Kids

Casual & Casual Plus Hotels*

Desert Pearl Inn
Desert Pearl Inn

Zion National Park (3 nights)

* Casual Plus
Bryce Canyon Lodge, Utah
Bryce Canyon Lodge/Forever Resorts

Bryce Canyon National Park (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-4

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Zion and Bryce

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Casual & Casual Plus Hotels*

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Desert Pearl Inn

Desert Pearl Inn

Zion National Park (3 nights)
* Casual Plus

Guest rooms at this welcoming riverside lodge have balconies overlooking the stunning red cliffs of Zion. (pool)

Bryce Canyon Lodge, Utah

Bryce Canyon Lodge/Forever Resorts

Bryce Canyon National Park (2 nights)

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this simple park lodge is mere steps from the canyon's edge.

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 2 400
2 4 1000
Kids: Canyoneering (6 Hours)
3 Hiking Options in Zion National Park (2-8 Miles; 200–1,200' elevation gain)
4 2 250 6 1400 9 1400
5 3 500 3 600 6 1300
6 1 200
 

Note: The terrain on this trips includes a mix of well-maintained dirt trails and paved walkways, with some exposed ridgetop and narrow canyon sections.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

Meals

All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Accommodations & Service Standards

The Lodge at Bryce Canyon is a fairly rustic national park lodge that reflects its natural surroundings. While this historic hotel offer simpler accommodations than the typical Backroads property, it provides unparalleled access to the best hiking in the region. Please note that the guest rooms are not equipped with televisions or air-conditioning (nights are usually cool due to the high elevation).

Generally speaking, service in the national parks can seem laid-back when compared with the high standards of service found on other Backroads trips.

Interpretive Guides & Hiking without Your Leaders

The National Park Service has many hiking regulations. In Zion National Park they limit where you can hike when accompanied by your Trip Leaders. Your leaders will provide pre-walk briefings, maps and directions so you can explore certain trails on your own. In Bryce Canyon National Park, your leaders can hike with you but can't act as "interpretive guides." Throughout the trip, your leaders will give an orientation to the area's flora, fauna and terrain before your hikes. Thank you for helping us cooperate with each park's regulations.

 

Why Travel with Backroads in Zion and Bryce

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Zion and Bryce trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

The Best Leaders in Zion and Bryce

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Zion and Bryce, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

The Value of Casual Hotels

In addition to the ideal balance of comfort and hospitality in our choice of lodgings, this trip featuring Casual Hotels includes nearly all of your meals, plus everything from cocktail receptions to the best snacks along the road. So there's rarely a need to reach for your wallet – we've got you covered.

We Were Born Here (in 1979)

Backroads has been inviting active travelers to explore our own backyard since Jimmy Carter was in the White House. We offer more trips than anyone else in Zion and Bryce, and we've spent more years finding the best ones. What keeps it real is having a consistent vision and the same passionately committed leadership for nearly four decades.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Zion and Bryce you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

Plenty of Kids on Your Trip

It may be hard to imagine being on a family trip with no other families on it—but it happens regularly with some companies. On a Backroads Family Adventure there are typically several families on each departure, creating more opportunities for your kids to make new friends as they try fun things together – which is a big part of the experience.

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Bryce & Zion Family Walking & Hiking Tour
Bryce & Zion Family Walking & Hiking Tour
Bryce & Zion Family Walking & Hiking Tour
Bryce & Zion Family Walking & Hiking Tour
Bryce & Zion Family Walking & Hiking Tour
Bryce & Zion Family Walking & Hiking Tour
Bryce & Zion Family Walking & Hiking Tour
Bryce & Zion Family Walking & Hiking Tour

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Accommodations & Service Standards

The Lodge at Bryce Canyon is a fairly rustic national park lodge that reflects its natural surroundings. While this historic hotel offer simpler accommodations than the typical Backroads property, it provides unparalleled access to the best hiking in the region. Please note that the guest rooms are not equipped with televisions or air-conditioning (nights are usually cool due to the high elevation).

Generally speaking, service in the national parks can seem laid-back when compared with the high standards of service found on other Backroads trips.

Interpretive Guides & Hiking without Your Leaders

The National Park Service has many hiking regulations. In Zion National Park they limit where you can hike when accompanied by your Trip Leaders. Your leaders will provide pre-walk briefings, maps and directions so you can explore certain trails on your own. In Bryce Canyon National Park, your leaders can hike with you but can't act as "interpretive guides." Throughout the trip, your leaders will give an orientation to the area's flora, fauna and terrain before your hikes. Thank you for helping us cooperate with each park's regulations.

 

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